Spider Veins

  • Koaa2

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    Dec 08, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Anyone new of a good treatment for spider veins, other than laser?
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    Dec 09, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Snakes.
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    Dec 09, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSnakes.


    lol! Paul. You're too much! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    my mom had treatment years ago- which wasn't the best (i was too young and only really recall seeing 3 giant holes in her leg).

    I'd ask you're physician about the varicose veins though, it could be a venous valve problem that could lead to some serious problems later.. (Ambulatory venous hypertension & venous ulcers)

    obviously exercise and walking/running are good ways to help venous blood flow,
    but those with varicose veins have less effective auxiliary pumping mechanism generated by the proximal skeletal muscle. ((sorry, have a final on cardiovascular system coming up.. have to know about it)).

    not really sure about treatments, but definitely should not take them lightly. laser may not be too bad?
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    Dec 09, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    I've worked at a clinic that offered VNUS procedures (now called Venefit) that uses radio frequency for varicose veins. If it's medically necessary, you might be able to get insurance to pay for it. If it's for cosmetic effect, then get ready to pay $$$.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Dec 13, 2012 4:23 PM GMT

    I just got them on my right calf for the first time. The emergence of my spider outbreak seems to correspond with my 'cutting' regimen. Ive been doing much more cardio (running/speed walking and swimming) and easing up on the weight lifting to focus on reps vs weight.

    Is there a correlation? Mr. Google is all over the place on the issue.
    Note: My CV system is in good shape (resting BP 118/65 resting pulse about 70-80)